Frank Reviews

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January 6, 2015
Beneath those puppet-headed antics, and true to its title, Frank is improbably, disarmingly honest.
January 6, 2015
Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson's irreverent comedy "Frank" buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display.
January 6, 2015
With the soulful Gleeson and a sweetly menacing Fassbender (under a giant helmet-head) at its center, the movie never loses its acerbic edge or its oversize heart.
September 23, 2014
Frank is profoundly weird -- and perhaps also weirdly profound.
September 5, 2014
The whole thing is in danger of becoming arch and quirky, yet Abrahamson steers the final act of his drama toward a sombre, unhappy rumination.
September 5, 2014
"Frank" has a wry sense of humor, the ring of authenticity and glimmers of genuine wisdom.
August 29, 2014
There's a perseverance to "Frank" that's also uplifting, a true spirit of unity among the damaged.
August 28, 2014
Both Llewyn [Davis] and Frank may embody the spirit of the difficult musician, but Frank...is a more empathetic and engaging character, making Frank, the movie, a more bleakly funny yet ultimately touching film.
August 28, 2014
The movie's hipness quotient far outweighs its laugh quotient, though there's really no limit to the amusement of seeing someone bump around blindly in an oversize head.
August 28, 2014
A quirky, utterly engaging film that manages to be amusing, dark, surprising and poignant without wasting a single one of its 95 minutes.
August 28, 2014
A functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation on fame and its terrors and the metaphoric usefulness of masks and huge fake heads.
August 27, 2014
"Frank" is a true original, a film that heads in one direction only to veer off in another, yet never loses sight of where it's going.
August 22, 2014
The Soronprfbs may be the best fake on-screen punk band since the Stains.
August 22, 2014
A delightful, oddball surprise.
August 21, 2014
Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic "Frank" has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from and where it might all go.
August 21, 2014
"Frank" might be a less cute movie without the mask but it would probably be a better one.
August 21, 2014
The movie roots the mask in mental illness without scanting Frank's artistic playfulness and power. The result is that rarity, a genuine pop tragicomedy.
August 20, 2014
Things go from cutesy to clever to grim, from the band's country shack to the road, and it takes too long to get everywhere.
August 20, 2014
In small movements - the twitch of a hand, a wobble under a door frame, a beer and straw held uselessly by his painted mouth - Fassbender gives us glimpses of what Frank's isolating genius has cost him.
August 18, 2014
"Frank" is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo.
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